As well, in the same story, a local MS Society of Canada volunteer has decided that he can no longer support that group:
I think that there are many others who will do the same. Can the MSSC be saved... and should it be saved? A non-MSer friend of mine who is following this story with great interest believes that we should identify people within the MSSC who are not so hard-headed and work with them to completely "re-engineer" the organization. Others believe that it is broken beyond repair. What do you think?
Meanwhile, a local activist who helped persuade Kennedy to support automatic clinical trials has decided to quit his leadership role within the MS Society of Canada. Ted Warren, who led the society's St. John's-Mount Pearl chapter, said he expects others to split with the group over its opposition to starting clinical trials. "I think it's unforgivable," Warren said Wednesday. He stepped down "in protest as soon as I got the news yesterday [about] the position that the MS Society has taken."